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Cultivating the future with high-quality education. Taylor salutes the past while marching forward, placing immeasurable importance on cultivating the city’s future with student preparedness, success and fulfillment topping the list.

The Texas Education Agency recently entitled three Taylor public schools with recognized-ratings for their performance, Exemplary (15) or Recognized (8) in 23 of the 25 TAKS related categories. Taylor Independent School District is rated “Academically Acceptable,” and consists of three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Current enrollment in the elementary school is 1,574; 675 students attend the middle school; and 884 students are enrolled in the high school. The total number of enrolled students is 3,133.

Taylor High School (THS) students have won the prestigious High School State Champion Academic Decathlon for each of the past three years— 2007, 2008, 2009—for a total of five times since THS began participating in 2000.

East Williamson Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) is a consortium including Temple College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Texas Tech University, Concordia University and Legacy Early College, an early college option for Hutto and Taylor High School students. Both traditional and non-traditional students may opt for classes toward an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Sciences Degree or a Certificate Program. EWCHEC’s Vocational Nursing Program has received full accreditation and commendation by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.

Legacy Early College High School helps students reach their goals by engaging them in an expansive college preparatory education on-site with other college students. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of fully transferable college courses for which they can receive both college and high school credit, all tuition-free!

Hook ’em. Located 29 miles southwest, the University of Texas at Austin features a renowned library and nationally ranked research, academic and athletic programs.

All Aggie. Texas A & M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, 82 miles to the east. The university has a new medical college just 17 miles west of Taylor in Round Rock.

Private Schools. Private education can be sought at Taylor’s renowned schools, such as St. Mary’s Catholic School and St. Paul Lutheran School.

School District: Taylor
Average Elementary School Performance: 88.75%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Student Spending: $7,295.36
Performance: “Academically Acceptable”
Mean SAT: 972

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